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File #: RES 21-1269    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 9/1/2021
Title: Approving the use of grant funds through the Ward 6 Neighborhood Star Year-Round Program for improvements to The Minnesota China Friendship Garden and Sir Boxing And Fitness Gym.
Sponsors: Nelsie Yang
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Approving the use of grant funds through the Ward 6 Neighborhood Star Year-Round Program for improvements to The Minnesota China Friendship Garden and Sir Boxing And Fitness Gym.
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WHEREAS, on August 20, 2021, the Neighborhood STAR Board reviewed proposals for STAR grant financing through the Ward 6 Neighborhood STAR Year-Round Program for capital improvements to the Minnesota China Friendship Garden and Sir Boxing and Fitness Gym; and
WHEREAS, enhancements around the Hmong Heritage Wall and final payment for the garden’s 2019 security cameras will move phase one of this initiative forward and increase visitor traffic to the Phalen Keller Regional Park; and
WHEREAS, providing additional STAR dollars to Sir Boxing and Fitness Gym for the buildout of formerly vacant storefront space will assist in creating a welcome addition to Arcade Street; and
WHEREAS, on a scale from 1 (low) to 5 (high), the Neighborhood STAR Board rated the China Friendship Garden proposal a 3.3 and the Sir Boxing and Fitness Gym build out a 4.0; and
WHEREAS, due to the community significance of the China Friendship Garden, a waiver to Neighborhood STAR Guidelines requiring a minimum $1 for $1 match is being recommended; and
WHEREAS, a waiver to Neighborhood STAR Guidelines of the required $75 application fee is being recommended for the Sir Boxing and Fitness Gym proposal; and
WHEREAS, it is the intent of the Mayor and the Saint Paul City Council to participate in the financing of these activities by providing grant financing up to $15,000 for improvements to the Minnesota China Friendship Garden’s Hmong wall and security camera proposal and up to $15,000 for capital improvements to the new Sir Boxing and Fitness Gym space through the Ward 6 Neighborhood STAR Year-Round Program is being recommended; now be it
RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Mayor, the Council of the City of Saint Paul hereby authorizes and directs the appropriate City officials to execute the necessary gr...

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